the Ecogothic

Restless moors. Brooding fogs. Eerie twilights.

While nature can awe, heal and give us a sense of grounding in the world, it can also unsettle us.

Even terrify or horrify us.

Haunted forests. Enraged storms. Desecrated rivers…

Ecogothic landscapes refuse to act as a mere backdrop to human action. Rather, they are landscapes filled with other-than-human entities… manifestations… and presences.

In these landscapes, humans cannot comfortably assume they are the most important species, standing above the rest of nature as a superior life form.

© Hilary Scharper


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